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What is meant by reliability? (1)
The extent to which results or procedures are consistent
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Explain how the psychologists might have assess reliability (3)
Inter-rater reliability - using two separate psychologists to rate the typed accounts for accuracy and comparing/correlating the ratings to see how similar they are.
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Explain what is meant by a Type 1 error.
where the researcher rejects the null hypothesis (or accepts the research/alternative hypothesis) when in fact the effect is due to chance
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What is content analysis?
Content analysis is a technique for analysing qualitative data of various kinds. Data can be placed into categories and counted (quantitative) or can be analysed in themes (qualitative).
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What is meant by internal validity?
Internal validity refers to how accurately a test or measuring instrument measures what it says it measures
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What is meant by peer review?
Peer review is the process of subjecting a piece of research to independent scrutiny by other psychologists working in a similar field who consider the research in terms of its validity, significance and originality.
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What is the purpose of the abstract in a psychological report?
the purpose of an abstract is to provide a short summary of sufficient info the studyto establish if the full report is worth reading
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What is a theory?
A theory is a framework / explanation for describing a phenomenon. It may be based on observations about the world or on empirical data derived from hypothesis testing.
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